Medical Dictionary

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Hexose or fermentable monosaccharide and isomer of glucose; occurs in oligosaccharides of many glycoproteins and glycolipids. A hexose which is an epimer at C-2 of glucose. Structurally, it is similar to glucose with the OH and H groups interchanged at carbon-2. Synonym(s): D-mannose, mannopyranose, mannopyranoside, Mannose

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